Tribehired, a Malaysia-based jobs site that taps into social connections, has landed a SG$696K (US$560K) seed investment round led by Singapore’s TNF Ventures, with participation from angel investors Ben Ball and Ben Chew, as it takes steps towards a global launch.

The startup — which is yet another graduate of the inaugural JFDI Asia Bootcamp accelerator program to grab funding — is a recruitment site that provides incentives for “ordinary people” to play match-maker and recommend vacancies to their Facebook friends. It also uses Facebook to create a resumé for each user on the service.

The investment will be used to expand the team, and recruit new job seekers and employers to the platform.

Tribehired is currently running in a closed beta test phase in Malaysia and Singapore, but it has ambitions to launch internationally when the team has “reflected” on its learnings to date.

The service is already being used by a number of companies, including Rocket Internet-backed e-commerce firms Lazada and Zalora, fellow JFDI Asia alum (and TNF portfolio startup) Flocations and Singapore-headquartered social intelligence firm Brandtology.


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